Kaminagaharajō ('Upper Nagahara Castle') was the original residence of the Nagahara Clan before it was destroyed by flooding and the clan relocated to Nagaharajō. Kaminagaharajō was built by Nagahara Muneyuki at the end of the 14th century or in the early 15th century. See Nagahara Castle for more information.
Although no remains can be seen of Kaminagaharajō today, excavations in 2002 revealed that the castle was protected by a 100m long dorui (earthen embankment) up to 4m tall, and a moat which was 9m wide. These ruins, thought to have surrounded the castle's second bailey, have now been developed over with housing. Kaminagaharajō is now the site of a school; there is a marker for the site somewhere on the school grounds.
|English Name||Kaminagahara Castle|
|Year Founded||Late 14th Century to Early 15th Century|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Dorui (destroyed), Karabori (destroyed)|
|Access||Yasu Station on the Biwako Line; 35 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Access Limited|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Yasu, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 5' 2.22" N, 136° 2' 25.40" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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